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  • Crested Pigeon

  • Ocyphaps lophotes
  • The Crested Pigeon is a stocky pigeon with a conspicuous thin black crest. Most of the plumage is grey-brown, becoming more pink on the underparts. The wings are barred with black, and are decorated with glossy green and purple patches. The head is grey, with an pinkish-red ring around the eye. If startled, this pigeon takes to the air with a characteristic whistling flight, and glides with down turned wings. The whistling sound is produced by the air passing over a modified primary feather on the wing. Upon landing, the pigeon swings its tail high in the air.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=387
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?c=387&p=263
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  • Crested Pigeon

  • The Crested Pigeon is a stocky pigeon with a conspicuous thin black crest. Most of the plumage is grey-brown, becoming more pink on the underparts. The wings are barred with black, and are decorated with glossy green and purple patches. The head is grey, with an pinkish-red ring around the eye. If startled, this pigeon takes to the air with a characteristic whistling flight, and glides with down turned wings. The whistling sound is produced by the air passing over a modified primary feather on the wing. Upon landing, the pigeon swings its tail high in the air.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Scientific name
  • Ocyphaps lophotes
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 43
  • Size
  • 31-36cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?c=387&p=263
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=387
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/crested-pigeon